Tag Archives: Pina Coladas

Friday Foolishness – Senior Discount Edition

Today’s Music: Cage The Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked

I have to say, I was a bit surprised last week by the strength of the reactions to Rupert Holmes timeless opus, “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”. Don’t worry, I’ll make it up to all of you at the end of this post.
There were also other reactions. To blogs! Here’s some of what I enjoyed…
Thin Spiral Notebook told us about her dialogue with her inner child. Two Wise Gals caught photographic evidence of the cat charger, and Quirky is very very pregnant!

Thanks to them, and everyone else, for the great stuff to read this week.

One more time! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!.)

One more time!
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist!.)

But focusing on last week (as we often do), there were so many questions in the world. And only one that we’re concerned with – last weeks poll – where we asked If you like Pina Coladas, whatdo nyou also like? Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are served with a maraschino cherry on a sword in italics.)

Suck at pole dancing… Andro
(In that context, I'm not sure if sucking is good or bad…)
Wear wellies at luncheons… Andro
(Better than spats for supper.)
Sting like a butterfly and float like a bee… Andro
(Ah, I see you’ve tried it with tequila.)
Like sniffing ripe ones… Andro
(Who doesn't enjoy the scent of ripe pineapp- ohhhh…)
Have the breath of a farting goat… Andro
(I don’t think you’re using the right mixers in your drink…)
Don’t like drinking with Herman… Andro
(That’s because Herman eats all the bar snacks.)
Crap your pants a lot… Andro
(Nono, those are the Bran Coladas.)
Drink with tramps, or is that vagrants? Andro
(Either way, my kind of people!)
Smell of Tuna…Andro
(Time to get fresh garnishes.)
haven’t tried a nice Vampire…Andro
(Do they stir their Bloody Marys with celery??)
Fell of the wagon for some, I mean a bit…Andro
(It’s not the falling. It’s the landing.)
like Magnum or perhaps just a six pack – Andro
(I thought you’d be focused on his short-shorts.)
Haven’t been allowed to drink for 9 months and no longer discriminate. –Quirky
(Oh, the unappreciated sacrifices we make for our kids…)
won’t enjoy our local microbrewery. Sharp Little Pencil
(On a serious note – PINA COLADA BEER?!?)
have vomited them up in Nogales and need chiclets for your breath – Rutabaga
(Consider yourself plugged.)
get drunk a lot. Duh…. – Revis
(Is there some version other than “a lot”?)
You probably drank your way through the 80s (SilkPurseProductions)
(Was there any other way to survive them? Leg warmers. Bleagh.)
Is there pinapple juice in that? Mel at According to Mags
(Yes! Pineapple! No rum at all. hehehe)
don’t know that guy’s greatest song “Him, Him, Him” (Stacy)
(That’s just the rum talking.)
part pirate – John Phillips
(…because fruit juice is a great way to relieve scurvy…)
Haven’t tried gin and tonic. Or margaritas. Or…dd
(Once you go pina colada, you only…..umm….want more, but a lot a…?)
you hail from planet Douchebagian. Linda Vernon
(Our planet is SOOOOOO much cooler than yours.)
(Spoken like someone who confused Rupert Holmes for John holmes and saw something he really didn’t expect.)
have a romantic bone in your body – Benzeknees
have good taste! (my fav!) Benzeknees
(After 23 of those, my tastebuds are shot.)
you might like to put the lime in the coconut. sandylikeabeach
(Hey, my doctor said the same thing!)
Will drink anything. Elyse 54.5
(To be fair, we were thirsty.)
have never fractured your skull on a door after having too many. (UndercoverL)
(The frozen pina colada makes an excellent clotting agent.)
music! ll I thought was drinks with umbrellas.
(Unbrellas are only for when the guy upstairs is a sloppy drunk.)
like to mix it up. thematticuskingdom
(Personally, I prefer my liquor undiluted. In short glasses.)
put the lime int he coconut. thematticuskingdom
are a big Rupert Holmes fan…Who? Who the hell is Rupert Holmes? (SnB)
(Mrs. Holmes asks that question twice a day.)
are in favor of eugenics to produce a cocoapple-pine nut already exists. Red.
(I’m just looking for a tequila bush.)
brickhousechicksays, then you obviously like my big coconuts!
(El Guapo backs away from that one. Slooooowly…)
have no business drinking in a bar. Kayjai
(Alcohol is best enjoyed in solitude. In a basement.)
…need to attend AA meetings. Twindaddy
(I hear the most knowledgeable drinkers are there.)
are living in the seventees! with something something and plastic trees! butimbeautiful
(Thank you for leaving out leisure suits!)

Congratulations to Benzeknees for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was like getting caught in the rain! (this is a continuation of the climate change poll, right?). So congrats to everyone who is as confused as I am!

I don't care how drunk I get, I'm not eating that.  Probably.

I don’t care how drunk I get, I’m not eating that.

This week, The Guapolian mind turns to food. Because writing these polls makes me hungry.
We’ve all heard of it. Some of us have even eaten it. But all of us want to know: What exactly is in the Blue Plate Special? So that’s this weeks poll.
Get your your answers in by 2359 EDT on Wed, 21 Aug, because thatโ€™s when this one ends.
(And if you leave an โ€œOtherโ€ answer, leave a way to identify you, and Iโ€™ll link back next week.)

Which, I guess, brings us to the end of the post. But before we head off into the weekend, enjoy these:
First off, Woody Allen and his moose hunting adventures.

And finally, I promised above that this would make up for the Pina Colada song last week.
Well, if this doesn’t make that look good, I don’t know what else to do.
(By the way, I was turned on to this by Blogs of a Bookaholic, so stop by and thank her after you’ve enjoyed it.)

Have a great week, y’all!

Friday Foolishness – Hideous Shirt Edition

Today’s Music: Green Day – Let Yourself Go
Note on Today’s Music: It’s a bit potty mouth. But it’s a fun tune.

No. No, that definitely wasn't in the forecast...

No. No, that definitely wasn’t in the forecast…

I’m actually a little happier than usual this Friday, despite a long week at work! I have no medical facilities to visit for anyone, I have two more concerts (that I know of) to look forward to this month, and of course, I got to read some great blogs!
These links are a bit more serious than the usual posts I put here, but they were moving and made me stop and think. Hope you enjoy them too. NBI talked about having and breaking a connection to a person that was an addiction. Steph Rogers spoke with shame about the actions of her countrymen, and BrickhouseChick taught me more than I had known about anorexia
Thanks to them for a set of brave posts, and everyone else out there for all that you share.

On a lighter (or more frustrating. Whatever.) note, last week there was a poll! And it was about every governments least favorite topic, climate change! Here’s what you said.
(As always, my comments are achieving record lows in italics.)

the Louisiana inferno into anything else. (Stacy)
(As long as it’s not a “dry” heat…;
issue a press release that says she thinks Al Gore rocks. Kanerva
(She’s not talking to him til she gets her royalties.)
hire a good publicist for days that aren’t exactly as forecasted. Kanerva
(Or a lawyer to sue the weatherman for slander.)
Yes, Yes and Yes Guap, I Agree That it Should ๐Ÿ™‚ Andro
(I’m too stunned at having someone agree with me about anything to reply…)
For the better, and pronto or I am sending the zombies round ๐Ÿ™‚ Andro
(If there are zombies, “better” may involve a flood.)
Places with Uranus, well not yours but you know what I mean? ๐Ÿ™‚ Andro
(Tis a foul wind blowing…)
Eo sfop everyone and their dog moaning about it all the time ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Andro
(If it weren’t for the weather, 99% of people would have nothing to talk abou- Hmm…)
And put a cork in it, at least then we could avoid the wind ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Andro
(Or have to avoid gas propelled corks.)
Back to the 1970’s but without the plarforms ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Andro
(Weather in a leisure suit That’s a change for the worse.)
Into a Werewolf, at least that way we can all howl along with it ๐Ÿ™‚ Andro
(She’ll just put clouds in front of the moon to stop the change…)
Its settings often so we know what the hell is going on ๐Ÿ™‚ Andro
(Oops – that was me. Sorry, dropped the remote.)
just enough that it stops raining in Melbourne.butimbeautiful
(You’ll change your tune when it snows…)
only if it damned well pleases. It has a mind of its own! Amy at Sharp Lil Pencil
(I don’t think we want the weather thinking for itself. People certainly don’t!)
its attitude and chill! Linda Vernon
(Only if it can wear it’s baseball cap backwards and it’s jean halfway down it’s…nevermind.)
as often as i change my underwear, which could mean anything really Marie Nicole
(She likes to snatch thosed from teh clotheslines!)
behind a screen because I can’t bare to see denuded Tetons & flacid billabongs Laura
(Porn is only fun when it’s on the internet.)
brickhousechick: so that stupid people will wake up and believe!
(Generaly, stupid people are generally safer when they’re asleep.)
My Canadian prairie winter into summer Hawaii weather.
(Hey,those prairies are where tehy grow the grass skirts!)
Enough to actually swim at the North Pole Elyse 54.5
(“Santa Surf Shop” has a nice ring to it…)
direction, no your other left. thematticuskingdom
(There’s a GPS joke in there. But I can’t find it.)
into a newt… and then get better. thematticuskingdom
(Gingrich thinks he’s just fine as he is, thank you.)
Candy into healthy, assholes into princes, spinach into money, (UndercoverL)
(…my replies into something useful…)
it’s tune, we’re ready for something new. thematticuskingdom
(If it starts singing “It’s a Small World”, we’re coming after you.)
water to wine… thematticuskingdom
(Oh Jesus.)
into a Vegas style buffet to suit mood and follow me like Eeyore’s cloud. Red.
(Cloudy with a chance of tequila…)
it’s stylist….too many patterns going on all at once..not a good look..zannyro
(It’s atmospheric plaid!)
Cause the magnetic fields to switch – and we get snow in Tucson. From FUNICULAR
(Worth it, just to see all the iPads explode!)
It’s mind! – Benzeknees
(The wind is generaly..lightheaded.)
(And no, you can’t ban me for that – it’s my site.)

it’s britches! Benzeknees
(Are they filled with…hail?)
every 5 -10 mins would be lots of fun..I know it. Lizzie C
(You’re smarter than the weatherman!)
directions and we suddenly become a TROPICAL island. Yay! Kayjai
(Tropical moose???)
but then as soon as it changes, it should change back, grass is always greener..
(There’s a manure joke in there somewhere…)

Congratulations to- Wait! NOOO!!! Sorry, the award for this week just blew away. Ah well…
And from the offered choices, the most popular was peoples perceptions of it before it changes the planet irrecvocably. (Yes, a serious answer.). And bravo to you all for picking it.

Why? WHY?!?!?!

Why? WHY?!?!?!

But this week, we’re focused on the climate that is summer. And we’re using an old classic as an inspiration.
If you don’t recognize the song, count yourself lucky.
Trust me.
So come on in from the beach to enter your answers by 2359 EDT on Wed, 14 Aug, because that’s when this one ends.
(And if you leave an โ€œOtherโ€ answer, leave a way to identify you, and Iโ€™ll link back next week.)

While we tally the ans*burp*wers, enjoy this.
Since it’s occasionally about never growing up around here, I present…Ralph Macchio.

And for those of you who must know, here’s the song from the poll. Don’t say I never did anything to for you.

Catch y’all on the other side.